Canada’s Supreme court ruled today that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is constitutional “as a matter of national concern.”
- This decision is a big victory for the Trudeau government and frankly the climate. Carbon pricing in Canada will become a reality and the industry may finally have some clarity on the issue going forward.
- Watch the rollout of a more confident climate change strategy from the federal government in the coming weeks and months.
- April’s Federal budget will almost certainly highlight this victory and reinforce the federal climate change plan.
- This gives the federal government the moral high ground to proceed and everyone else could risk looking out of touch.
Bliss is former chief of staff to the northern development and mines minister in addition to being an advisor to two Prime Ministers and various elected officials. Bliss also has extensive private sector experience as Vice President of the Canadian Bankers Association, public relations experience in the pipeline industry, President of a national industry association, and various leadership positions in the public affairs arena.